The Park Theatre and Winnipeg Folk Festival are proud to present:
Scott Nolan ‘Silverhill’ Album Release Party
December 12th 2015
Doors 8 / Show 9 / Tickets $20 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, and online: http://ticketf.ly/1NhKOUu
Tickets on sale Saturday November 7th at 10:00am
“Deep in the American south lies the small community of Silverhill, Alabama. Lush, green foliage surrounds a cabin in the woods. Dogs lay in the shade during the heat of the day, and howl by the light of the moon. Silverhill is a place where “moonshiners still bootleg whisky” from 106 year old recipes; a place where they don’t call the cops, and fire wood is hewn by hand. A beautiful place at once captivatingly unique, and yet also just like any other stop off a remote backroad.
Winnipeg’s long time traveller of the Hillbilly Highway, Scott Nolan, found himself in Silverhill one dark evening a short time ago, while touring with the legendary Mary Gauthier. They were performing at the Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, a concert series in the tradition of Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles.
“Every so often you’re in these moments where there’s so much happening,” Nolan recalls, as we sit in his sunny St. James studio, listening to the album he recorded this past spring with Willie Sugarcapps in Silverhill. “If you can tap into it at the right time, the job really becomes tapping into it as it’s happening.”
He’s talking songwriting, generally. But the story in particular relates to the title track of the new, as yet unreleased record. The song is a beautiful ode to the community, with many locals name checked throughout the little five minute ditty. The album itself is, appropriately, titled Silverhill.” – Sheldon Birnie / Stylus August 2014